The following message is from WVSSAR President Bill Lester about helping Veterans who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes..
Being a member of the VA Committee, I was present when disaster relief efforts were discussed at our meeting in Louisville 2 weeks ago. It was generally agreed that the Society should get involved helping the Veterans that were affected by the recent storms in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. This is the plan that was decided on as a result of that discussion. Continue reading “Assistance for Veterans Affected by Recent Hurricanes”
The Compatriots of the West Virginia Society
Invite you to attend the
NSSAR Central District Meeting
November 3-5, 2017, Parkersburg, West Virginia
The meeting schedule, registration form, and lodging information has been posted on the Central District website. Endorsement of candidates for national offices will occur at the business meeting held on November 4.
The next meeting of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the West Virginia SAR will be held on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11am in the Archives and History Library at the WV Culture Center in Charleston, WV.
The Fort Henry Chapter and the Wheeling Chapter, DAR presented a memorial service on September 1, 2017 at the Foreman’s Massacre monument in McMechen, WV to mark the 240th anniversary of the event. Participating were McMechen mayor Gregg Wolfe, Central District VPG Robert B. Fish, Jr., WVSSAR president Bill Lester, Debi Smith, regent, Wheeling DAR and Jay Frey, president Fort Henry Chapter. Special guests included descendants of Foreman’s company including compatriots Donald Brown (Capt. James Neal Chapter) and Rick Greathouse (Daniel Boone Chapter). Twelve color guardsmen representing WVSSAR chapters Daniel Boone, Fort Henry, Capt. James Neal, Point Pleasant and Capt. Ralph Stewart together with Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR and George Washington Chapter, PASSAR presented the colors and fired a musket salute. Wreaths were presented at the monument. Continue reading “Foreman’s Massacre Remembered”
directions to the Econ-O-Lodge at Beckley WV:
From the north on I-77 (TP), take the Beckley Exit #44 and then turn right and the motel is .5 miles on right. If travelling south, take Exit #44 and turn left and the motel is .6 miles on right.
The WVSSAR Board of Managers (BOM) will meet on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Econ-o-Lodge, 1909 Harper Road (WV Route 3), Beckley, WV, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A lot of business will be discussed at this meeting so maximum participation is encouraged.
Chapter Presidents are asked to provide a chapter activity report that covers the period since the last BOM meeting in April. They are encouraged to attend the meeting or send a representative. However, if no one from their chapter will attend, they should e-mail Joe Khare, WVSSAR Secretary-Treasurer, at FrankK5600@aol.com their chapter report before the meeting.